MSU Has Second-Most Recognized in Conference
MSU has two PING All-Region honorees for the second straight year.
Sharp graduated with a 3.98 GPA.
MSU posts its best NCAA Regional finish in program history.
Second round will resume at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
2018 Big Ten Championships, April 27 Credit: Greg Fiume
JUNIOR (2016-17): Earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors ... Only Big Ten golfer with a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors ... Finished with a 73.90 scoring average ... Best tournament was finishing second in the Bearcat Invitational in September, finishing with a 211 (68-73-70) ... At the Inverness Intercollegiate, Sharp shot career-low 67 in the first round ... Competed in all 15 events ... Three top 5 and 2 top 20 finishes.
SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Competed in five events … Had one top 5 and one top 10 … Posted a scoring average of 75.31 … Best finish on the year was at the Colleton River Collegiate placing T-4th posting a score of 220 (75-73-72) … Best 18 hole score of the season came in the second round of the Fossum Memorial posting a score of 71.FRESHMAN (2014-15): Posted a scoring average of 76.18 ... Saw action in five events ... Competing as an individual, finished tied for 14th at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic with a score of 221 (71-72-78) ... Shot a season-low 72 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic ... Finished t-26th at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with a 224 (78-79-79) ... Won his only match in the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at East Noble High School under head coach Richard Bentz ... Twice finished in the top-10 at the IHSAA Championship, placing fifth as a freshman in 2011 and seventh as a junior in 2013 ... 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifier ... Four-time all-state selection (2011-14) and three-time all-conference selection (2012-14) ... Elected golf team captain in 2012, 2013, 2014 ... Academic All-State honoree in 2014 ... Three-time KPC News Player of the Year ... Named News-Sentinel Northeast Indiana Player of the Year as a junior in 2013 ... Won the 2013 Indiana Masters Tour Championship ... Also lettered in basketball and was a team captain as a junior and senior ... Honored as a 2013 AJGA Scholastic All-American.
Born May 6, 1996 in O'Fallon, Missouri ... Son of Rick and Kimberly Sharp ... Majoring in actuarial science ... Favorite athlete is Steve Stricker ... Sister, Katie, is a member of the women's golf team at Michigan State ... Father, Rick, played baseball at Evansville from 1980-84.
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